Go Ask Alice…About the Queen

When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?

In a blog post a few days ago I wrote that I was listening to Heartless by Marissa Meyer.  Although I was not enjoying the storyline at that moment, things took a rapid and f6c56d2219b28eb6bdd7b6640ee6bf62surprising change when I turned the pages to chapter 45 and the book came to a heartless climax.

Without revealing too much, here’s the scoop.  Cath has won the affection of the bumbling King of Hearts, but she is in love with Jest the court joker.  Jest is a babe and a scoundrel — certainly not a suitable match for a potential Queen of Hearts, according to her parents.

As it always goes with fractured fairy tales, fate has other plans for the star-crossed lovers.  Cath’s heart is viciously and irrevocably broken, leaving her with one life-changing option.  Off with his head.

In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Marissa Meyer shares the story of the notorious bad girl of the Kingdom — the Queen of Hearts.